Houston Chronicle: Why your student should take a Mac to college

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By: switchtoamac at: 10:06 AM on August 14, 2008 | Comments (0)

In an August 11, 2008 article posted at the Houston Chronicle, Bob Levitus provides 12 reasons why parents should send their kids to college with a Mac in hand.

A Synopsis of his recommendations
1. Macs have fewer issues than PCs
2. Today's Macs have a built-in video camera and iChat software
3. Mac OS X provides easy-to-use remote screen sharing
4. Every Mac comes with fast 802.11n Wi-Fi to easily access WiFi networks on campus
5. Macs are the only computers that can run both Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows
6. Macs can run the latest versions of Microsoft Office
7. Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Home & Student Edition is an affordable option (several Mac software titles are available at Amazon)
8. Students can get a free iPod with purchase of Mac
9. The Apple Education Discount offers discounts on Macs, software, and accessories
10. Macs include excellent software such as iLife '08
11. Free personal shopping assistance from Apple Retail Stores
12. Because Macs are cool, a must for today's students

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